Both ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and the ANAB Forensic Accreditation Requirement documents (AR 3125) have moved to less prescriptive, more performance-based requirements with an aspect of risk-based thinking to facilitate greater effectiveness and continuous improvement. This course will review specific requirements that incorporate the word risk as well as those requirements that foster a risk-based thinking approach. Risk will be defined and several risk-based thinking approaches and tools for identifying, assessing, addressing and monitoring risks in a forensic laboratory will be presented. Participants will then apply these tools and their risk-based thinking knowledge and skills to several practical exercises.
Course Duration: One day, 8 hours per day, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Gain an understanding of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements regarding risk as well as those requirements that foster risk-based thinking.
- Learn the definition of risk and the common components for risk-based thinking.
- Become familiar with various tools and resources available and acquire knowledge and skills for implementing a risk-based thinking approach.
- Prepare for the identification and evaluation of risks and opportunities within your own management system